recordkeeping

noun

rec·​ord·​keep·​ing ˈre-kərd-ˌkē-piŋ How to pronounce recordkeeping (audio)
variants or less commonly record-keeping
: the act or practice of recording important information for future reference : the act of keeping records
Due to shoddy recordkeeping, the total area affected … is a mystery, and it will likely remain so.David Gargill

Examples of recordkeeping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Las Vegas on Sunday smashed its record high temperature by three degrees, hitting 120 for the first time since recordkeeping began in 1937. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2024 Requires new board directors to undergo four hours of mandatory training on inspections, recordkeeping, financial literacy and more. Rebecca Liebson, Orlando Sentinel, 2 July 2024 That's the highest number in 45 years of recordkeeping, according to an Associated Press analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 18 June 2024 After The Republic began inquiring about fundraising and recordkeeping related to the jail shelter, the MASH Unit's companion nonprofit stopped soliciting donations online and updated its business records with the state. Jimmy Jenkins, The Arizona Republic, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for recordkeeping 

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recordkeeping was in 1822

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“Recordkeeping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recordkeeping. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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